UND Nursing Grads Post 98.1% NCLEX Pass Rate for Second Quarter


Alyssa Walker

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College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines


One of the final steps in becoming a licensed nurse is sitting for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s (NCSBN) NCLEX licensing examination which tests a nurses’ knowledge and aptitude in safe effective care environments, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial integrity, and physiological integrity. UND’s May nursing graduates, who took the exam from May to June 2015, posted an impressive 98.1% passing rate for this quarter. Out of 53 students taking the exam, 52 of UND’s students passed on the first attempt. According to the NCBSN, the national average for passing the examination on the first attempt during the second quarter was 85.7%.

UND ranks sixth in NCLEX exam pass rates among the 12 nursing programs in the state of North Dakota. In addition, North Dakota continues to lead the nation with a 92.6% pass rate from June 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 with the national average during this time being 82.53%.